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All 8 Balboa Island Restaurants

Trattoria Mediterranean Cuisine

216 1/2 Marine Avenue, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662
949-566-9525
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went to Balboa to explore and find a nice restaurant to eat lunch. It was like finding a hidden gem. The food was outstanding and the restaurant had a beautiful Italian theme and beautifully decorated. Service was great with a great cannoli for dessert. Will go back that is for sure and I highly recommend this place.

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Brierfield, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

​I made a reservation for 8 pm 8/29/14 with a note for a nice table to celebrate our anniversary. We had travelled from Montevallo Alabama stopping off in St Augustine and for a week had looked forward eating at yet another location of our previously favorite central Florida restuarant group. (We do not have access to Cuban/Spanish food at home.)... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoyed a pleasant meal with friendly and attentive service. The food was freshly prepared - the restaurant is so small you are practically in the kitchen! The setting was very pleasant and welcoming. The portion size of the desserts, tiramisu, was a little disappointing for $6 (ish) but apart from this observation, the meal was enjoyable. It probably turned... More 

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newportkona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Ok, we have dined here a few times...food was very good and, yes, the waiter (who I think is the owner) does not have a great tableside manner. My understanding is that this is a Mediterranean restaurant which means anything from Italy to Greece to Iran (the choice here). What language he speaks or personality he has is relevant but... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family visited this cafe for dinner midweek and had the place to ourselves. My son had the Linguine Alla Pescatore and my husband and I, who weren't very hungry, had French onion soup and tomato soup. My son said his meal was one of the best he has had. My soup and my husband's were good...nothing outstanding.

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Paarl, South Africa
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168 reviews 168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I support the imediately prior review. Based on our experience, I cannot see how Trattoria could possibly justify a number one ranking among Balboa Island restaurants. The space is tiny but inviting, and the menu attractive. The wine list is well chosen. The Ossobucco was pretty good. The Seafood risotto was pretty good, if short on seafood. After that, the... More 

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Brierfield, Alabama
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Mixed review... it was the hottest day last Wednesday over 95 degrees so wife and I wanted to eat lunch somewhere inside. Checked trip advisor and went to the #1 rated rest. It was empty which should hv been a tip off. (Not a soul came during our entire meal) Was shown to a tiny table for two-nowhere to lay... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a an excellent little restaurant with great food and great service. We have eaten here several times and it has always been very good,

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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We wandered in on a Sunday night ready for a quiet yummy meal and were not disappointed. Our waiter boasted that the Caesar salad would be the best we ever had and he wasn't lying! I ordered the veal cannelloni, which you often can't find on menus anymore. It was the perfect meal a weary traveler. The decor is quaint... More 

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Florida
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198 reviews 198 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

While in the area on vacation we decided to stop and have lunch while in Balboa. There is a lot to choose from on this main road in town and after checking several we decided to try this establishment. The service was prompt and good. They only have ten or so tables but with it being open in the front... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Mediterranean Cuisine

Address: 216 1/2 Marine Avenue, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662
Phone Number: 949-566-9525
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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